He arrived in the Press zone after the 2-0 defeat to Roma and overheard pundits Zvonimir Boban, Giancarlo Marocchi and Christian Panucci saying he was “not a top player.”
Marocchi asked whether Balotelli didn’t make the step up to becoming a top player because he didn’t move enough off the ball.
“You don’t understand anything about football. Trust me, you really don’t,” snapped Balo.
“It isn’t nice? I don’t care. I don’t care.
“I never said I’m a top player. I am a perfectly normal player, it will take time to become world class, but the reasons why I am not a top player are not the same reasons you think.
“Every game is different. If I didn’t get near the goal once tonight, then there has to be a reason.
“You always talk about me. When Milan win Mario’s great, when Milan lose it’s all Mario’s fault. I don’t need your criticism, I make my own criticism.
“You always talk and talk, say I’m precious to Italian football, but there’s no point to saying these things. No point.”
For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball